Hi all, I'm almost finishing my PhD and planning for next stage of my career.
The first half of my graduate years is pure bioinformatics basically analyze NGS data to look for genetic variation for certain diseases. Then the second half, based on those variations I found I started to study the function which means all wet lab work, cell culture, RNA, transfection....
Two options for future (either postdoc, company, medical board):
1. Continue my "benchwork + bioinformatics" style
I personally prefer in future for "clinical/medical genetics" which could combine both benchwork (e.g process patient samples or PCR) plus bioinformatics (e.g NGS analysis). But sometimes benchwork is really really painful. And programs like ABMG (American board of medical genetics) that directly involves clinics is extremely competitive. Or apply for postdoc position that requires both bench and bioinformatics experience which will put me at an advantageous position?
2. Switch to pure bioinformatics
Right now I could only use other's softwares, with some NGS experience from first half of PhD (WGS, exome, RNA-seq, haplotype, Structural variation). But I couldn't write myself. I'm wondering if now I'd like to apply for bioinformatics postdoc position, would I get any offer? Given my background what should I prepare in order to get a pure bioinformatician position?
Would like to hear any suggestion